Real men wear pink

Recently the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Unions NSW and affiliated unions resolved to work with the union movement to raise funds for research into breast cancer. The Association is part of this campaign and has set up the NSWNMA Team so we can see how much has been raised by the efforts of nurses and midwives. Donate here for this important campaign. […]

We deserve weekend penalty rates – sign the petition

The Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework has handed down its draft report. Commissioned by the Abbott government, this review attacks workers’ rights by recommending a reduction in weekend penalty rates, tampers with minimum wage indexation and opens the door to removing protections around individual agreements. Download the penalty rates petition! While health […]

NSW Not For Sale launch

The NSW union movement is today officially launching its election campaign in Newcastle targeting the Baird Government’s privatisation agenda. Entitled ‘NSW Not For Sale’ the campaign includes strategic door knocking, phone and digital campaigning, as well as radio and television advertisements which began airing over the weekend. The campaign from NSW unions follows similar campaigns […]

Union Summer interns 2015

Applications are now open for the Union Summer Internship, 2015, run by Unions NSW. Union Summer runs for three weeks from Monday 2 February – Friday 20 February 2015. Successful interns are placed with a trade union for three weeks and provided with training and a diverse experience of what it is like to work […]

Workers comp backdown – still more to be done!

The State Government’s backdown on unfair changes to workers’ compensation does not go far enough and should be expanded to include all medical costs as well as restoring full cover for injuries suffered on the way to and from work, according to Unions NSW. The Government has recognised that it went too far when it […]

Workers compensation survey

For the past two years, workers and their unions have placed pressure on the NSW Liberal Government to reverse the cruel cuts they made to workers compensation in 2012. It looks like the Government is starting to listen. On 28 April they announced they might consider changing some aspects of their workers compensation cuts. Now is the […]

Submission: childcare and early childhood learning

Unions NSW submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning. Further information about the inquiry can be found here: Download the Unions NSW Submission – Childcare

Submission: unpaid work for young people

Unions NSW submission to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Volunteering and Unpaid Work Placements Among Children and Young People in NSW. Download the submission: Unions NSW – Unpaid Work Placements  

Submission on superannuation

Unions NSW submission to the Federal Government on the Discussion Paper titled ‘Better regulation and governance, enhanced transparency and improved competition in superannuation’.   Donwload the Superannuation submission.

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